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  FOX    430am Newscast    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    February 25, 2013
    4:30 - 4:59am PST  

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we are live where the coast guard is searching for a missing family. we'll tell you where authorities believe they got stranded. i can't put all the blames on the president of the united states but the president leads. >> the clock is ticking for lawmakers to come up with a plan for spending cuts. developing news overnight from the uk's top cardinal. why he is deciding to step down. and the oscar goes to. >> it was a big night in hollywood as stars came out for the oscars.
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we'll have a recap of the big event and the local company that took home a big award. good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning, february 25th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm brian flores. weather wise you couldn't have asked for a better weekends. >> it was gorgeous. steve, is it going to last the week? >> yeah. we have a few high clouds. a little weak system brushing to the north. maybe a little bit of patchy low clouds. once this system clears in the morning we are good to go. cool to mild. temperatures in the 60s. few upper 50s. steve, good morning. traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area. let's go outside and take a look at what we have now. the traffic looks good if you are driving on 880 in the north and southbound direction. no major problems there. also this morning we are looking sat the golden gate bridge and the traffic there
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looks good. now back to the desk. we begin with developing news. the u.s. coast guard is searching for two adults and two children that are missing off the coast of the san mateo county. tara. >> reporter: with each passing minute, the chances of the coast guard finding these people alive obviously diminishes. the temperature of the water where they believe they are is in the low 50s. if we take a look at the map we can zero in on where they were last seen. it was 50 miles southwest of santa cruz. a fleet of boats, helicopters and air national guard are scouring the water including two children under the age of eight. they called in arting their boat was taking on water. they did not have any life rafts or survival suits on board. within an hour they abandoned
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their boat and trying to make a raft from a cooler and life preserver ring. that was the last time officials heard from them. their craft ran into strong winds and rough seas and warnings had been out all weekend. we don't know the identity of those in the lost parties where they started their trip or where they were headed but we will keep you updated on search efforts. live from coast card station i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you very much. time now 4:31. we are following developing news from the vatican. the senior catholic clerical is stepping down. cardinal keith o'brien is charged of being inappropriate with three current priests and a former priest. he was asked to join the cardinals to elect the new pope but this he has rejected. coming up at 4:42 we'll have more on the pope's resignation. including what he had to say
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during his final sunday mass. congress getting back to work before spending cuts begin on friday. the cuts known as the sequester would furlough more than two million federal workers. that includes food inspectors and tsa workers. you will likely pay more for beef and chicken. this is the latest budget dispute between president obama and congressional. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the united states but the president leads. the president should be calling us over somewhere. camp david, the white house, somewhere. and us sitting down and trying to avert the cuts. >> without a compromise, defense funds and unemployment benefits will also be cut. now here in california the white house says military bases would see a $70 million cut. 130,000 fewer job seekers would
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get help finding employment. the state would administer 50,000 fewer hiv tests. 15,000 fewer kids would get vaccines and students would get pushed out of head start and work study programs. situation frustrating to taxpayers. >> we'll have to come to some type of agreement together. we are looking at our leaders. >> guys with that kind of experience getting paid that kind of money should be able to get it solved. they are not going to do it because they are playing political gains. >> the white house also says school funding cuts would put 1200 california teaching jobs in jeopardy. we have details on our website ktvu.com just look under today's hot topics. governor jerry brown will be meeting with the president at the white house today. they are there for their annual governors meeting. they will discuss federal
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spending cuts. vice president joe biden and first lady michelle obama will also be in attendance. discussing the transition to the federal health care law is at the top of the agenda. >> when we work together democrats and republicans. north, south, east, and west we can accomplish so much more. >> governor brown also attended the governors dinner at the white house last night. president obama did not mention however spending cuts. but did say they have a lot of work that still needs to be done. new this morning the brentwood school board has announced it's seeking new leadership. this comes just two days after superintendent mil grant was placed on paid administrative leave. the board's decision to follow public outcry over the way the district handled the situation where a teacher was convicted of kicking a five-year-old autistic student back in 2010 but was allowed to continue teaching. the school board says they will
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make a final decision on whether to dismiss grant at its board meeting wednesday night. that time they will also select an interim leader. this afternoon students from city college of san francisco will hold a press conference. they plan to discuss whether their demands after last years sit in was met after spending a night in the schools administrative five of the students met with the schools interim chancellors. students demands include reversing cuts to classes and staff and holding town hall style meetings with students. we are tracking over night news in roanoke park where a fire burned a vacant home. it's video you will see only on ktvu channel 2. they believe the fire started in a garage around 11:30 last night and spread to the home. you can see the huge flame there is. a lot of fire trucks as well. no one was hurt. investigators are look into the cause of the fire. eight families are out of their homes after a five story apartment building caught fire in san francisco. it happened just before noon
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yesterday on golden gate in the tenderloin neighborhood. photos from a ktvu viewer shows smoke coming out of the building. two police officers in the area saw the smoke and helped residents gets out of their homes. firefighters say the fire started in a restaurant beneath the apartment. 4:35 is the time. let's check in with sal for an early look at the commute. hi sal. >> good morning. good monday morning i should say. we are doing pretty well around the bay area. let's take a look at the pictures we have on 80 westbound. it looks pretty good heading out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems if you are driving through and the traffic continues to look good. the bay bridge toll plaza. it is nice looking drive all the way into san francisco. and if you are driving this morning in san jose northbound 280 traffic absolutely light. in fact, i don't see any cars. i see maybe one car. here we go. a couple cars on the road. now 4:36 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. another dying system moving
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through. it looks like an extremely quiet week. once we get past wednesday it looks sunny and warmer. everything will be in the great lakes. it will be in the northeast. mostly sunny today. it will be sunny but there will be a few high clouds in the morning. one we get to wednesday, thursday, and friday we'll have temperatures in the 70s. mid 70s. 50 at oakland. 30s for others. it's cold for some but not too bad for others 37 temperatures pretty good spread. a little bit of a breeze holding up some. you can see that system there is not much left to it. mostly sunny. morning high clouds. breezy at times. we may not see any rain until march 5th. 50s, and 60s. some will be mid 60s. santa rosa went etch. mostly sunny. it will be nice here tuesday, and wednesday. everything turns around sunny side up and warmer. it will take us into the weekend. first lady michelle obama made a surprise appearance at last nights oscars.
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>> and the oscar goes to argo. >> argo. a story about the rescue of six u.s. diplomats during the 1979 hostage crisis. the film directed by ben affleck and produced by george clooney wases favorite to win. we'll go live to hollywood for more of the winners. results of a big night for emery based pixar. brave took home the best animated picture film. brave also made pixar history as the first film ter in the le role. now outside holly good the biggest oscar party around was right here in san francisco. last night the academy of friends sponsored a party supporting six local hiv charities. it featured its own red carpet and gold statues and silent
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auction. it is biggest hiv fundraiser the academy of friends has all year. >> we had an oscar party last night. nothing like that. very small. >> you weren't painted gold. >> no. time now 5:38. big announcement about troops in afghanistan. why the president wants forces out of there. driving in the car pool lane might not involve multiple passengers anymore. why drivers may soon have the option to drive alone in that lane. good morning. golden gate bridge traffic looks good heading south. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. geatever you want, baby.
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we have mostly fair skies. it will be mostly sunny. highs mainly 60s. some 60s inland. daytona 500 goes to jimmie johnson. five-time champion. >> right there.
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jimmie johnson is the winner of this years daytona 500. johnson made a late push to pull ahead of danica patrick who made racing history as well. she became the first woman to win a pole position and lead a lap in the big race. she was among the leaders nearly an entire race before finishing eighth. yesterday's exciting finish came one day after a frightening cash. pope benedict xvi has given his final blessing before he steps down on thursday. about 100,000 people were in st. peters square. he told the crowd he would take up a life of prayer and meditation and he's not abandoning the church. pope benedict will be the first in 600 years to step down.
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the st. mary's monosenior also dismissed recent reports about sex scandals. some say the pope is leaving to distance himself from gay priests at the vatican that are being blackmailed. the vatican says the allegations are completely false. more information on the oscar pistorius shooting. a spokeswoman for pistorius says he is in pitoria. he met with correctional officers under the bail terms in his murder case. he is staying at ancona can -- at an uncle's house. he is charged with killing his girlfriend earlier this month. investigators are stepping up their search for a suspect in a las vegas shooting. they identified mr harris as a suspect in a gunfight that killed three people. incollideing wrapper ken -- rapper kenny clutch.
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he filed several rounds into amias are di that he was driving. a candle light vigil is being held tonight in pleasant hill to honor victims of the newtown school shooting. it's being held by brady campaign. the organizations goal is to prevent gun violence. a bell will be rung 26 times to honor each of the people killed when a gunman opened fire on teachers and students at an elementary school in connecticut. a vigil will be held at 6:30 tonight. people with attend also plan to show support for the president's gun control proposals. time now 4:45. afghan president hamid karzai is saying all u.s. special forces must be out of a key eastern province within two weeks. the u.s. military rejected any
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suggestion that its special forces carried out such crimes. last month the president met with karzai about possibly keeping about 9,000 troops in afghanistan passed the 2014 withdraw bait. transit officials say solo drivers will be able to pay to use car pool lanes on interstate 80, 580, 680 and 880 by the end of 2015. the 90 miles of express lanes will be the first phase to create a 550-mile network of car pool toll lanes. drivers who car pool will still be able to use the lanes for free. sal, you probably know more than anybody else is that because not many people are using the car pool lanes? they want to at least open them up? >> yeah. and also they want to give incentives to those other people who have the cars that are very gas efficient. it will be interesting to see what happens. good morning, everyone.
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let's go out and take a look at the commute now. westbound 80 traffic is moving along pretty well as you head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems. and visibility is good. we haven't seen any big fog problems on our cameras just yet. that could change. right now it looks pretty good. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the traffic is moving welcoming into san francisco. and if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 traffic off to a good start. let's go to steve. thank you. a very, very weak system brushing us with a few high clouds. there is a few patches of fog. by the way the full moon is today. around 12:26 today. full moon should be easy to see. mostly sunny on monday. here it's a dry pattern. hate to say it last week of february there will not be any rain. once we get to midweek and thursday and friday low to mid 70s on the high side. it will be very mild to warm here. very active and rainy. but 30s and 40s to 50s. a little bit of a breeze for some. a lot of 30s inland.
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a few patches of low clouds. this system has picked up a little bit on that. it will wash itself out. it looks really, really quiet. nice tweet from adam. had a few patch of low clouds. system went by on saturday didn't do much expect brought in cooler air. mostly sunny. breezy at times. there is another system coming in doing the same thing today. it is a dry forecast until march 5th. ugly. i know. the sun is nice. mostly sunny. morning high clouds. breezy at times. 60s on the temps or upper 50s. a little bit warmer santa rosa. 66 to gilroy. livermore 62. redwood city 64. half-moon bay at 57. sunny to mostly sunny. i'm just kind of reaching here. there is not much to talk about. there will be at the end of the week. a new tunnel project. the twin tunnels are beginning final safety tests.
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they will replace a section of highway 1 near pacifica. president 4200-foot tunnels are described as different than anything seen in the u.s.. they have shiny white walls. ten fireproof shelters and a number of cameras. they will connect the two bridges. 125 feet high and 1,000 feet long. gas prices continue to climb. the latest lundberg survey shows the average gas is up 20 cents. it now stands at 380 a gallon. here locally prices are much higher. aa reports the -- aaa reports the average is $3.25. >> i have noticed. 4:49 is the time. new details surrounding the arrest of east bay rapper mc hammer. how the police department is
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welcome back to the ktvu morning new. a winter storm baring down on the plains this morning. the storm is expected to bring
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up to 15 inches of know. new snow over parts of texas and kansas. thus is what it looked like in colorado when the storm forced 200 flight cancellations in and out of denver. meteorologists say the latest storm could also trigger tornadoes in louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. time now 4:51. new details about the arrest of east bay rapper mc hammer. dublin police issued a statement saying it began as a traffic stop thursday because the car he was driving had expired registration. he also refused to exit the vehicle. after a short argument he finally got out. mc hammer claims the officer is guilty of racial profiling. fremont police have arrest hand and woman on the suspicion of carjacking. it comes after a short chase that ended at the union landing shopping center with several cars hit and one person was injured. a person inside one of the hit cars was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening
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injuries. peninsula assemblyman jerry hill is introducing new legislation today. now he says the bill was drafted after the agency temporarily suspended public hearings into the deadly gas pipeline explosion in san bruno. the bill calls for state auditors to look into how the cpuc manages certain accounts for pg&e and other power companies. next month a state legislative committee will hold hearings into potential flaws. tonight the menlo park planning commission will consider allowing changes to facebook's west campus expansion plan. buildings on the second campus have a height restriction of 35 feet. but facebook's plan all calls -- plan calls for offices on top of a parking structure. they are concerned about construction noise and increased traffic. the san francisco police commission is studying whether police should be armed with tasers. the commission just held three
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public forums to get feed back on the issue. they have asked the commission to carry tasers or stun guns. opponents say tasers can cause serious injuries or death and have caused agencies millions of dollars in lawsuits. thousands of parolees are removing their court ordered gps monitoring. but there is little risk they will be sent back to prison due to over crowding. they are cutting off tracking devices because they are often freed within days or hours after being arrested for violating parole. californians voted in 'twixt to require a high risk sex offenders to be tracked for life with gps monitors. it's coming closer to 5:00. let's check in with sal. how does it look? >> it looks pretty good. right now we are looking at the commute that looks nice if you are driving in san francisco. along northbound 101 it's a nice looking drive. all the way up to the downtown area with no major problems
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there. as you can see westbound bay bridge getting in from the oakland side. it is also a nice drive. if you want to start off early on a monday it would be a nice way to do it today. there are no major problems on the peninsula. southbound 101 looks good as you drive from 380 to 92. short distance. we're off to a good start for 280 as well. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. a series of systems continue to move in north of us. the tail end falls apart. we get the higher clouds. a little bit of patchy low clouds. mostly sunny today. there will be few high clouds to the north. it's a dry pattern for the last week of february. today is the full moon. extended outlook as we get to wednesday is warmer. much warmer thursday and friday probably into saturday as well. lows all over the place. 30s to 40s to 50. we do have a system you can see there is not a lot left to it. once it clears in the next couple of hours mostly sunny
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skies. riding up and over the ridge of high pressure here. mostly sunny. a little breezy at times. but it's a dry forecast to end february. a brutal february for rain. hardly anything. a lousy january. back to back months we didn't get any rain. we started off so well and we are not doing well as we round third and head for home. mostly sunny. high clouds. a little breezy at times. 60s on the temps. santa rosa 66. concord 63. 64 redwood city. 62 santa cruz. mostly sunny into wednesday and here we go sunshine and sunny side up. >> thank you, steve. 49er quarterback alex smith may be packing his bags for a new city. several news agencies are reporting the niners already agreed to a trade. one report indicates the deal involves the candidacy chiefs. but there has been no word from the 49ers and any deal cannot be finalized until the nfl
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season begins on march 12th. smith lost a starting quarterback job to colin kaepernick. the a's took the anaheim angels yesterday afternoon. chris young and seth smith hit rbi doubles in the first. and scott sizemore added a sacrificed fly giving the a's a 3-0 lead. they would go on to win with a final-of 7 -- final of 7-5. the san francisco giants are now 1- 1. they fell short to the cubs yesterday with a 4-3 loss. of course it's just spring training. coming up next two children are among four people missing after a boat trip in san mateo county. the actions search teams from the u.s. coast guard are take this morning. also there were plenty of surprises on oscar night. we'll have a live report from hollywood.